Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Duplicate Photos Flooding FamilySearch Memories
One of the newer features of the FamilySearch.org website is the individualized startup or home page. Some of the things featured are newly posted photos of your (and my) relatives. This newly added photo of my Great-grandmother is a duplicate of a photo that is already on the website. This photo of my ancestor, George Jarvis, outlined in red, has at least eleven copies in the Memories.You can see three of the copies in this screenshot.
You can also see multiple copies of other photos in this same screenshot. Presently, there is no way to edit or remove photos that you, yourself, did not upload to the program. Based on what I see in the Memories photos, very few people check for duplicate images before uploading a photo. Maybe it is time to have a warning or require a check for duplicates warning before uploading anything to the website. Just a thought.